Global Development Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration that can be designed to fit your interests. The interdisciplinary character of this concentration introduces students to diverse perspectives on processes of change in the so-called "third world."
Courses in the social sciences and humanities permit concentrators to learn about Western and non-Western conceptions of change and the meaning of development.
The requirement in environment and development ensures that concentrators will become conversant in the environmental and technological implications of economic change and the alternative offered by strategies of sustainable development.
In addition to completing the required course work, concentrators must participate in either an internship or independent research project. Students planning to study or complete internships abroad are expected to undertake appropriate language study. A statistics course is also recommended.